Muscular thin films for building actuators and powering devices.

  title={Muscular thin films for building actuators and powering devices.},
  author={Adam W. Feinberg and Alex Feigel and Sergey S Shevkoplyas and Sean P. Sheehy and George M Whitesides and Kevin Kit Parker},
  volume={317 5843},
We demonstrate the assembly of biohybrid materials from engineered tissues and synthetic polymer thin films. The constructs were built by culturing neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes on polydimethylsiloxane thin films micropatterned with extracellular matrix proteins to promote spatially ordered, two-dimensional myogenesis. The constructs, termed… CONTINUE READING